City of Fremantle

Place Number



22 Swanbourne St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1928

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
(no listings)

Statement of Significance

House, 22 Swanbourne Street, is a single storey brick and iron house dating from 1928. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 22 Swanbourne Street is a single storey brick and zincalume house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are face brick. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with zincalume, and has exposed rafters. There is a red brick chimney with chimney pot evident. The main gable has decorative carved timber edging and a timber finial. The verandah is under a continuous roof supported by turned and chamfered timber posts with decorative brackets and fretwork across the top. The asymmetrical front façade has a protruding front room under the gable roof with a window under a zincalume awning. The facade under the verandah roof has a door and probably timber framed windows, however vegetation prevents further description. The house is situated at street level. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


1903-23 this lot was vacant though owned by Walter Edward Luyer. In 1923-24 it passed ownership and on 3/9/1928 building plans were approved and passed by council for a brick residence, built for £660 by Mr Potter of Collie Street. The house was then known as number 44. The Water Authority plan dated 21/8/1934 has an outbuilding with a bath and trough, built either at the same time as the house or between 1929 and 1934. The family say the outbuilding was cement brick built by Thomas Prior (owner) in the 1930s. The laundry was still extant in 1993. On 22/6/1945 council approved plans for a verandah, completed by Mr Prior. The wall at the back of the house was believed by the Prior family to be convict built, but this was not supported by research as the wall was built between 1904 and 1909.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Medium degree of authenticity with some original fabric remaining. (These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Zincalume

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

08 Aug 2010

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Last Update

03 Mar 2020


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